Thrift Store Finds

I’m a thrift store addict. Seriously, there’s very few things I enjoy more than scouring the shelves for unique pieces. Since I’ve been looking for work, I’ve gotten really into thrifting (I have a lot more free time right now than I’m used to). I have several regular haunts, and I’ve found a ton of great stuff this year! Here’s some of the treasures I’ve found:

This awesome end table was the perfect fit in our family room. Plus, I think it looks adorable with books stacked in the open shelves. My mom and I also picked this lamp (and it’s twin, not pictured) and rewired them. We fell in love with the gray ceramic, and knew we had to have them.

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I just found this great swan purse yesterday, and I am in love! It’s the sweetest handbag. And yes, I have plenty of purses. But I couldn’t leave this beauty behind.

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I shared my DIY makeover of this little end-table earlier this year, you can read about it here.

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These crazy patterned pants were love at first sight, and I’ve worn them so many times already this season. Something about patterned pants just gets me every time.

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My owl obsession has been fierce since I was a kid, and this little owl picture made me swoon. It’s new home is on a picture wall in our family room.

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Keep an eye out for more of my thrift store finds! It’s a habit I’m not likely to kick soon (:

xo

 

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End Table Makeover

One of my favorite things to do is scour thrift stores and flea markets…it’s part hobby, part addiction. It’s so satisfying when you find something incredible and look at the price tag and find you can afford it–plus, I think it’s good for the planet to reuse and upcycle rather than buying everything brand new. Win, win!

On a recent trip to a local thrift shop, I found this little side table for only $7. Real wood, adorable little size, it was perfect. But I didn’t love the look of it.

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I was thinking about what exactly I wanted to do with the end table…should I stain it, paint it? And suddenly I just had this vision, I could see the end product and it looked fabulous. It sounds a little crazy but sometimes you just can see it, what it’s meant to look like, you know?

After sanding down the top (it was a little glossy) and priming the whole end table, I picked up 4 sample size cans of paint. Here are the colors I picked:

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I had a lovely little helper along the way. It’s funny, but Ben just always wants to be right on top of you, doing what you’re doing. Even though he just sleeps while you work, it’s still so sweet.

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And after several hours of labor and a coat of varnish to help protect the paint, I was finished:

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You guys, I am so proud of this little side table! Those triangles took FOREVER but the geometric statement is so strong that it’s worth it. I think it’s amazing, because I took something that was very traditional and a little blah, and turned it into something with a modern style that I love! With a little vision and a little paint, you really can accomplish something special.

What do you think of my little project?

xo